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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Stone County, Mississippi
Adjacent to Stone County, Mississippi
► Forrest County (26) ► George County (1) ► Hancock County (31) ► Harrison County (111) ► Jackson County (55) ► Pearl River County (8) ► Perry County (1)
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|Grave 4 mi. S.W. Pioneer of South Mississippi. Captain in War of 1812, 1813-15. Lt. Col. militia & member territorial legislature, 1815, 1817. State legislator, 1838, 1839. — — Map (db m97108) HM|
|In 1889 George Austin McHenry led fifty-four families from Michigan to a site on the proposed route of the Gulf and Ship Island Railroad twenty-five miles north of Gulfport. This "Michigan settlement," later known as McHenry, flourished as a forest . . . — — Map (db m122361) HM|
|In 1860, John Perkins, his wife, and their two daughters lived in a square~timber cabin located on a hill one~tenth of a mile to the northeast. By the mid~1890s a small community formed here, with the Gulf and Ship Island Railroad depot and post . . . — — Map (db m109200) HM|
|Named for pioneer settler Wiggins Hatten,
Wiggins was proclaimed an incorporated
municipality by Mississippi governor J. K.
Vardaman on March 26, 1904. From 1902 to
1929 the main industry in Wiggins was a
sawmill erected by the Finkbine . . . — — Map (db m122362) HM|
|As early as 1837, attempts were made to
build the Gulf & Ship Island Railroad.
It was finally completed from Gulfport to
Hattiesburg by Buffalo, New York,
financier Joseph T. Jones in October
1896. Commercial operations began on
January . . . — — Map (db m122364) HM|
|Following the fire of January 21, 1910,
in downtown Wiggins, Gulf and Ship Island
Railroad officials replaced the two-story,
wooden depot lost lo the blaze with a
one-story wood frame structure. In the
late 1990s, when the Kansas City . . . — — Map (db m122363) HM|
|Dizzy Dean, a baseball legend, lived in Bond ~ a small community five miles north of Wiggins. He lived there with his wife Pat, who had grown up in the area. He was often seen conducting business and visiting friends on the streets of Wiggins, a . . . — — Map (db m167315) HM|
|Born a slave on July 19, 1854, in North Carolina, Professor W.P. Locker became a highly respected educator in Stone County in the first quarter of the 20th century. In 1959, the Stone County Training School, built in 1955, was named in his honor. . . . — — Map (db m109198) HM|
|Stone County was proposed by legislator Andrew Wiggins Bond and created from the north third of Harrison County during a May 8, 1916 vote. It is named for two~time Mississippi governor John Marshall Stone. The county seat, Wiggins, was established . . . — — Map (db m109217) HM|
|Designed by architect Xavier Kramer, and
constructed by Standard Construction Co.
in 1917, this multi-storied Neo-Classical
building contains a large courtroom and
offices for county officials. A cultural
as well as legal center, the . . . — — Map (db m122369) HM|
In memory of all veterans - living and dead -
and a special memory to the ones that gave
their lives for their country from Stone County.
In God We Trust
World War I · Korea
World War II · Vietnam
Iraq - Iran . . . — — Map (db m122686) WM|